Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention – Buxton, 13 September 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention.

13 September 2016


Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries in
the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the individual
involved and they generate a huge financial burden on industry.
Almost all slips and trips can be prevented, often with simple
inexpensive interventions.

Slips and trips can happen for a number of reasons, but all too
frequently people jump to conclusions about why they happen rather
than looking for the true cause, or assume that it is ‘just one of
those things’ and do nothing.

The biggest challenges when trying to reduce slips in the
workplace are knowing where to get reliable information on
flooring, understanding the ins and outs of cleaning, and knowing
how to select footwear. Understanding the science behind slips and
trips makes it easier to identify the true cause of a fall and
prevent future incidents.

This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips
and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a
great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It
is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a
practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and
falls and reducing the risk of future incidents.

Previous attendees of our slip, trip and fall training courses
have reported a reduction in incidents of up to 50%.

Course includes

  • Why people slip – the slip potential model

  • Characterising flooring, which tests work, which don’t and

  • The role of contamination in slip accidents

  • The effect that good and bad cleaning techniques can have on

  • How footwear can help in reducing slip accidents

  • Preventing trips

  • The causes of stair falls and how to reduce the risk

There will also be an opportunity to visit the Falls Prevention
Team laboratory and see slip testing in action.

Who should attend

Anyone who is involved in managing slips and trips, particularly
those responsible for selecting flooring or footwear in their
business. Employees involved in critical operations such as

The course can also be tailored to suit all businesses and
employees. Bespoke versions of this course for specific
organisations can be developed on request.


The course will be run at the HSL
laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the
Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area
can be found at


The cost of this course is £425 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).

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weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you
are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory
to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to
process booking forms without this.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training & Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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